One Life to Live: Episode 49
I have been the worst soap blogger ever, I know. And while it's literally been months since I've caught any of GH or B&B, I'm still doing my best to keep up with One Life to Live. I'm just lagging behind! (I'd lie and say I'm too busy to ever watch any television, but those of y'all who are my Twitter buddies know damn well I've watched Orange is The New Black about three times through already, so you're onto me...)
So since everything that can be said about the latest episode has probably been discussed, let's just keep things safe by doing a straight recap while I finally get caught up to speed! Join me, and forgive me?
Llanview Hospital. Destiny and Matthew are there for Drew, who has had a seizure, they are informed by a cute doctor lady. Not only is OLTL the only soap (is it still?) to actually have regular South Asian-American characters, but they really love to fill their dayplayer roles that way as well, and I love it. Soaps are notoriously bad at diversity, so this always makes me happy that things are at least in motion to improve!
But I digress. Doc tells the worried 'rents that these seizures may recur and that he has a 105 degree fever. Laura Harrier delivers this scene in a manner which reminds me: boy is she pretty.
So pretty, and I'm sure very, very nice. Horrible Michelle lurks in the background looking concerned or grossed out or pissed, I can't quite tell which.
La Boulaie. David's TV producer visits Dorian and tells her about how she's going to the award gala with David as her date. Dorian tells her to scram.
The Banner. Jeffrey is letting Viki know that Drunken Clint's photo is on the cover of the paper and they are going to need to address it, both at The Banner and at the gala.
Coffeeshop. David is taunting Clint about his public drunken escapades. Clint suggests that David ought to go straight to hell.
Hospital. Destiny calls Shaun to fill him in, and Shaun tells her he loves her and will be there as soon as possible (and will call Nora since she needs "real family" and Matthew doesn't count). Michelle tries to give them coffee and Destiny does not want any niceties. Michelle tells Matthew she can tell what a good father he is, which is hilarious because today is the first she's heard of his THREE-YEAR-OLD SON. Michelle asks about Drew's conception and refers to him as a "mistake," which Matthew does not appreciate.
Coffeeshop. Rama wants to know if she still gets to be on David's reality show. Shenaz Treasury gets cuter with every passing scene.
La Boulaie. Producer Lady tells Dorian about the new angle for the reality show ("Anatomy of a Divorce"). This does not please Dr. Dorian Lord.
The Banner. Viki promotes Jeffrey to Director of Online Content. He tries to get a quote from Clint and Clint finds the whole thing beneath him. Clint yells at Viki for her brother's tabloid (aka Todd's paper The Sun). He insists she better print his publicist's statement.
Todd's place. Todd and Blair are having some sad afterglow. Todd talks about how telling jokes is his "tell," like Blair's tell of putting her hair behind her ear. She knows his tell is something he does when he's lying, and he reminds her it's also something he does when he's hurting. This is so sweet. They talk about fate and they kiss and there's just no way to articulate how freaking well Kassie DePaiva and Roger Howarth play Blair and Todd's angst together.
They are electric and have only deepened that spark with time.
The Banner. Jeffrey reads Viki the statement from Clint's publicist. Viki's not sure they should give Clint a chance to clean up his image, but Jeffrey insists they just print it verbatim. They chat about Jeffrey's mentor coming to town to be the keynote speaker at the gala, which Viki is annoyed is still going to honor Clint as Man of the Year.
Coffeehouse. Rama insists she was the catalyst for David and Dorian's divorce, so you're damn right she should be on his reality show! She wants to be a star, as well she should be. David reminds her that their kiss was real, which Rama isn't so convinced of.
La Boulaie. This Producer Lady is wearing the shortest skirt in the history of executive positions.
She appeals to Dorian's ego and wants Dorian to be the real protagonist of the reality show and throws out some good feminist chatter which gets right to Dorian's woman-power heart. Unsurprisingly, Dorian is in!
Todd's place. Blair and Todd got secretly married? I feel like I missed a scene and I want to cry because Todd and Blair got married and I didn't get to see it??!!! Blair tells Todd she loves him and she always will and they say goodbye and call each other Mannings and they cry and I do NOT cry, shut up shut up, no I don't. I'M TOTES NEUTRAL ON THIS PAIRING, Y'ALL.
Hospital. Bo and Nora turn up to be grandparents. Destiny fills them in on the situation, while Michelle inserts herself obnoxiously into the situation and introduces herself as Matthew's girlfriend, which is news to Bo and Nora. Matthew's about had it with her and tells her it's time to make a graceful exit. The doctor tells Destiny she can see Drew now, and Matthew sends his love (because they're only allowed in one at a time).
The Banner. Jeffrey shows Viki a smartphone video of Clint's incident at The Peach Pit After Dark. Queen Victoria is disappointed. What is worse than that. Nothing is. Nothing.
B.E. (or Clint's house?) Nigel is taking a lint brush to Clint's suit. Clint makes a call or two to make sure he can still buy his high social standing. He can!
Todd's place. Blair is bawling, which I cannot watch because I love her in a way one should not since she's not real. But she makes my heart bleed and always has. Todd is on the other side of the door, leaning in toward her. He takes out the message with the symbol and it has a Gladys Street address on it. He walks away from Blair, in slow motion because duh.
Matt/Dani/Jeffrey apartment. Jeffrey is the only one there. He grabs a beer from the fridge and relaxes and puts his bare feet up on the coffee table (young man!). They play some awesomely hilarious horror movie music as we see that on the bottom of Jeffrey's foot, there is a tattoo of the evil symbol of the group blackmailing and terrorizing Todd and Victor!
I LOVE IT.
The end! I'm finally caught up!!!
So what do you guys think? Is Jeffrey under their thumb or is he one of the bad guys? Who is this mentor of his? Is everyone else super-excited for the gala because, hello, SOAP GALAS!?